Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Small Frogs Killed On The Highway — for Poem in Your Pocket
This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day is April 18. Get ready by reading this tidbit, my personal favorite pocket poem. What's yours? Let me know!
Small Frogs Killed On The Highway
I would leap too
Into the light,
If I had the chance.
It is everything, the wet green stalk of the field
On the other side of the road.
They crouch there, too, faltering in terror
And take strange wing. Many
Of the dead never moved, but many
Of the dead are alive forever in the split second
Auto headlights more sudden
Than their drivers know.
The drivers burrow backward into dank pools
Where nothing begets
Across the road, tadpoles are dancing
On the quarter thumbnail
Of the moon. They can't see,
by James Wright
courtesy of Poetryconnection.net